Scrappy Irish Chain Tablerunner quilt tutorial
15″ x 27″
I have been finishing up all kinds of little quilt projects that I want to share with you. A couple weeks ago I shared a 9 patch block pillow that I made as one of my Island Batik Ambassador projects which used the same size of blocks.
I dug into my stash and pulled out a couple charm square packs and added in some neutral pieces for my 9 patch blocks. I am using white and cream muslin, if I didn’t show you a closeup you wouldn’t even notice.
The collection I used was called Butterfly Blooms from Craftsy and I liked it so much I bought a fat quarter bundle and several 5 inch charm square packs.
I don’t think it is available anymore but there is another new collection that is very similar called Candy Splash which you might want to take a look at as it is on sale right now.
Have you seen the new die from AccuQuilt that you can use to cut 9 little 1½” unfinished square from 5 inch charm squares, this is a great way to use up some of your leftover charm square blocks and add them to your stash. I am really going to enjoy using this die.
Quick & Easy Tutorial
- To make this tablerunner you’ll want to cut a bunch of 1½” squares of your neutral fabric and also some fun colorful fabrics.
- Make 11 – 9 patch blocks with 5 of the prints and 4 of the neutral fabrics which measure 3½” square.
- Cut 10 – 3½” x 3½” squares of the neutral fabric.
Sew 3 rows of 7 blocks.
- 2 rows will have 4 of the 9 patch blocks.
- 1 row will have 3 of the 9 patch blocks.
I forgot to take pictures of adding the neutral border. If you look at the photo below you can see that I was just planning on adding more of the charm square prints but changed my mind.
- Cut 2 – 1½” x 21½” strips for the top and bottom.
- Choose 12 of your 5″ print squares and cut 24 – 2½” x 3½” rectangles. You can cut these first getting 2 out of each 5″ square and use the leftover pieces for more 1½” squares.
- Then add 7 -2½” x 3½” rectangles to the top and another 7 to the bottom sewing the 2½” sides together.
- Cut 2 – 1½” x 15″ strips of your neutral fabric for the sides.
- Add 5 – 2½” x 3½” rectangles to the sides sewing the 2½” sides together.
Finally layer your backing, batting and tablerunner and quilt as desired. Add your binding.
I love taking a photo without much light so you can really see the quilting. I didn’t do anything fancy, just some simple meandering and squiggles.The Scrappy 9 Patch Irish Chain Tablerunner is the perfect size for out on the deck.
Just for fun – Scrappy 9 Patch Irish Chain Tablerunner
I thought I would share this photo of my 9 Patch Irish Chain tablerunner that I used a Photoshop action on. I have been buying and using Photoshop actions from PanosFX for years. Recently I purchased a couple new ones. If you have Photoshop he has quite a few free actions. This is the Cartoon action and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it.
Another fun action from PanoFX.